Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mike Shpan Memorial Tournament

Tuesday, November 3 is the start of the six-round Swiss Tournament that is played on 6 consecutive Tuesdays ending December 8.

(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 6 rounds)
Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

The "Shpan" is a Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /120 minutes [Each player has 2 hours to complete their moves, the game will be be 4 hours maximum]

Start time is 7:00 pm and the TD will confirm costs ( $ 20 entry fee and CFC membership required)
Registration for tournament - November 3 - approximately 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm

Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
4CM42 <-click here for map
This is very near our old room of 5L24 and is in fact on the same floor.

Easiest way to get there is the same way to 5L24 - take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the Bookstore.

Contact: Lorne Gibbons, TD

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grand Prix Finals

TD Lorne Gibbons is in the process of contacting players eligible for the final.
Jaroslaw Czypinski, please contact Lorne.

October 2009 TNT has been rated

See the rated crosstable here

New high ratings acheived by:

Arvin Dawa 2107 (provisional)
Aaron Green 1980
Stephen de Groot 1787
Leor Wasserman 1684
Brian Evans 1632
Shashika Kumaragamage 1361 (provisional)

Congratulations !

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Manitoba Junior Championship

"Ole Hellsten Award"

Location: University of Winnipeg Room 5L24
Dates: November 14 & 15, 2009

Eligibility: Open to Manitoba residents under 20 years of age as of December 31, 2009.
Tournament - In 2 sections:

Players in the Open Section will compete for the "Ole Hellsten Award" and be declared the Manitoba Junior Champion. The Champion is eligible to represent Manitoba at the Canadian Junior Championship.

The Reserve Section is only open to players rated under 1000 in the 'Chess and Math' system.

Registration: 9:00 am to 9:45 am - Saturday, November 14, 2009


The Open Section is a two-day event
Rounds at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 pm on each of November 14 and 15.
Time Control: Game / 120 minutes

The Reserve Section is a one-day event - November 14 only.
Rounds at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Time Control: Game / 25 minutes

Entry Fee:
Open Section: $ 15 (and CFC required)
Reserve Section: $ 5 (no CFC Membership required)

Tie Breaker, if necessary, in Open Section:

One game with Game /15 minutes
followed by Game / 5 minutes
until Champion is declared.

Reserve section tiebreaker, if necessary, will be Game / 5 minutes.

Further information will likely be posted at:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 10, 2009

From the Saturday Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Densmore)

The surprising answer is 1.Qa1
if 1...Rxa1 2. Bxa1 and the rest is easy.
If 1...R moves off the first rank, 2. Qh1 is mate
If 1. Other Rook moves 2. Be8 leads to mate

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle , September 26, 2009

from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to mate in 3 (Buchwald)
1. Ne4 Ng1 (...Nc1 is a mirror image, 2. Rd2 etc.)2. Rf2 Ne2 3. Nf3#
1. Ne4 Ng3 (...Nc3 is a mirror image) 2. Nc3 and Rd1 to follow.